Why You Need Personal Fitness Coaching
When it comes to your health and fitness, you want results quickly. That’s why you are reading this article. You have probably already considered some of the pro’s and con’s of hiring a personal trainer “fitness coach” for one-on-one training. We aren’t going to try and talk you out of it though because we think everyone can benefit from spending some time with a personal trainer. Here’s why.
First, no one at the gym knows everything. Not the ripped dude standing next to the free weights, or the Group X queen who hasn’t missed a Zumba class in 2 years. Not even you. And you probably know less about yourself in relation to the gym and fitness than even you realize. A qualified personal trainer however, knows more about what’s going on at the gym than anyone else. They can assess and observe you with an impartial eye and let you know what needs to be corrected without worry of offending you or hurting your feelings.
Second, if you are bored with your exercise routine or have just reached a plateau you can not bust through, a personal trainer can get you excited while pushing you to the next level of fitness. New ways of doing the same exercises or completely new exercises might be sufficient to break things up for you. A personal trainer is constantly reading fitness magazines and studying the latest research to know how to bust that rut of boredom or plateau.
Next, a personal trainer can provide the kind of motivation that you are unlikely to get from a spouse, friend, co-worker, or even a girlfriend. You may lay out a nice chunk of change to meet with them and, if you are like most people, you want to get the most for your financial investment. This means you will show up at the gym as scheduled. You will do your non-meeting workouts each week to prevent accusations of slacking. You will put in 100% each time you spend 30-60 minutes with your trainer. Its human nature to need accountability and a personal trainer is the best way for most people to get it.
Finally, you need a personal trainer to teach you how to workout on your own. That might seem silly, especially if you have been working out on your own for years. But a personal trainer can tell you how to make the most of your time in your home gym too. Their expertise isn’t limited to the equipment in the gym. The skills they teach you will carry over into all of your workout experiences. They will teach you form, range of motion, and if they are good, they will teach you how to continue to escalate your fitness levels even after you have attended all of your sessions.
The skills a personal trainer can teach are forever. You will not regret hiring a qualified personal trainer.